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HELENA — A study of federal land management problems in Montana roiled a legislative panel Wednesday, as some members said the report has a “hidden agenda” of transferring ownership of federal lands to the state.
HELENA — Increased property values through reappraisal do not necessarily translate into higher property taxes, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas said.
With 333,580 acres of federal land in Custer County, the U.S. government is a very large landowner, and quite possibly a major freeloader of local government services if Congress opts not to chip in this year.
At its last meeting of 2012 on Monday, the Billings City Council will vote on whether to give City Administrator Tina Volek a two-year contract extension.
COLUMBUS — After hearing legal arguments Friday afternoon, a District Court judge said he would rule as quickly as possible on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a group of Custer County elected officials.
Local government officials from Eastern Montana gave county commissioners from across the state on Thursday the downside of the effects of the Bakken oil development: inadequate water and wastewater treatment systems, beat-up gravel roads, scarce housing and strapped services.
One of the most important items of business for the Billings City Council in 2012 will be tying up loose ends on one of the most contentious issues of 2011.
A Miles City resident filed suit Friday against the Custer County Commission, asking the court to order the return of money the commissioners and other elected officials received in lieu of health insurance benefits.
County, state and national experts will share information about bracing for the worst during a conference Sept. 15 and 16 at the MSU Billings Student Union Building.
MILES CITY — Custer County commissioners came under fire Thursday for a policy that allows elected officials to opt out of the county health insurance program and take a cash benefit instead.
Internal medicine Dr. Brad Fuller and his wife, Melissa Fuller, are building a 4,500-square-foot clinic at the corner of Avenue B and 41st St. W.
HELENA — Various businesses, trade associations, unions, advocacy groups and government agencies spent $5.7 million seeking to influence the 2011 Montana Legislature, reports filed with the state political practices commissioner’s office show.
A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy who repeatedly clashed with his former superiors has agreed to settle all claims against the county in exchange for $400,000 and a series of policy changes in the Sheriff's Department.
The Montana House of Representatives has before it a bill that, if enacted, will measurably improve our justice system. Senate Bill 58, co-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Moss, D-Billings, and Sen. Jim Shockley, R-Victor, will have county law enforcement preserve DNA samples on evidence found in cer…
Musselshell County wants to shut Yellowstone County out of what could potentially amount to millions of dollar in taxes collected on coal mined at the Signal Peak mine located between Billings and Roundup.